The Pacific Star was awarded for operational service in the Pacific theatre between 8 December 1941 and 2 September 1945.
The Pacific Star is a sixpointed star of yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words The Pacific Star'. Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.
The Pacific Star ribbon has central yellow and green stripes that represent the forests and the beaches of the Pacific, flanked dark blue, light blue and red stripes that represent the service of the Naval Forces and Merchant Navy, the Air Forces and the Armies.
One clasp was issued for the Pacific Star:
When the ribbon is worn alone a silver rosette ribbon emblem is worn to denote the award of a clasp.
The Pacific Star is awarded for a minimum of one days operational service in the South West Pacific Theatre of Operations between 8 December 1941 and 2 September 1945. This applies to land and air operations. Contact DH&A for eligibility criteria for sea service.
Web page last updated 15 September, 2011